Wilco Kelderman and Marc Hirschi headline Sunweb at Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia
Oct 08 2019 01:52 am CET

Wilco Kelderman and Marc Hirschi headline Sunweb at Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia
Wilco Kelderman and Marc Hirschi headline Sunweb at Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia
(c)Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb has selected its roster to face two of the next Italian appointments of the calendar: Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia.

It is time for the next one-day races in Italy, including the last Monument of the season: Il Lombardia. The line-up of Sunweb is strong and will be supporting Wilco Kelderman and Marc Hirschi to do a good job in the competitions.

"It's the 100th edition of Milano-Torino so this will be a special race," said coach Arthur van Dongen. "Normally the race is decided on the local lap and the ascent up the tricky climb of Superga and we expect it to be decided in a similar way again. With Wilco and Marc, we have two riders that we aim to play a role in the difficult finale with, and the rest of the guys will look to set them up for that."

In Il Lombardia, the team will also support Kelderman in the tough course. "It's the last Monument of the year and the last race of the season for most of the guys so everyone is really motivated to end with a good performance," said the coach. "Wilco is in good shape after the Vuelta and we aim to be active in the finale with him, once the race reaches the tougher climbs towards the end of the day.

"Last year we also had Michael in the break so if there are any large groups that go then we want to be present in them too. The team are motivated to deliver a good team performance and hopefully achieve a nice result to go with it."

Sunweb's roster for Milano-Torino (October 9):

Jan Bakelants
Johannes Fröhlinger
Chris Hamilton
Marc Hirschi
Wilco Kelderman
Robert Power
Martin Salmon

Il Lombardia (October 12):

Jan Bakelants
Chris Hamilton
Jai Hindley
Marc Hirschi
Wilco Kelderman
Robert Power
Michael Storer




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